Writing a sci-fi romance novel can be a daunting task. It’s a genre that requires you to delicately balance two completely different worlds and make them work together seamlessly. But if you keep these seven tips in mind, your book will engage and delight readers for years to come.Continue reading “7 Tips to Make Your Sci-Fi Romance Novels Stand Out”
NaNoWriMo is here!
It’s that time of year again! November is here, which means for many writers, it’s time to dive into National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. For the uninitiated, NaNoWriMo is an annual event where participants try to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. While that may sound like a daunting task, there are plenty of reasons why you should consider giving it a shot this year. NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel Writing Month, is an annual event during which writers from all over the world attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in just 30 days. While that may sound daunting (and it is), participating in NaNoWriMo can also be a lot of fun. After all, there’s nothing quite like the camaraderie of fellow writers banding together to reach a common goal. Plus, it’s a great way to jumpstart your writing career. Here are just a few.Continue reading “Why You Should (or Shouldn’t) Participate in NaNoWriMo This November”
One of the best ways to gain exposure for your new book is through a book review site. But there are so many different online resources available that it can be overwhelming to select which site is the best option for your masterpiece. I know. I think I’ve combed through them all.Continue reading “5 Best Online Book Review Sites for Indie Authors”
Film producers love using books as the inspiration for their latest blockbuster, but having your book made into a movie is task heavy and requires a fair bit of perseverance, grit and luck. While we’ve all heard the success stories of authors such as J.K. Rowling, Suzanne Collins, and Stephen King, to get your book adapted into a movie, you need far more than just a bestselling novel. Today, I’ll share the writing techniques and the follow-up steps you need to use to have the best chance of your book being picked up by movie producers and developers.Continue reading “What You’ll Need to Turn Your Book Into a Movie”
From the time I was a young girl, I’ve been a creative soul. Whether I had an instrument in my hand, a microphone at my mouth, stage lights on my face, or fingers gripping a pen, I was never without a way to express my creativity. And while my father was very supportive of me, he’d often wink and tell me, “Don’t quit your day job.”
I would groan and roll my eyes, but I’m thankful my father instilled in me a healthy dose of reality. Continue reading “4 Side Hustles That Can Help Fund Your Writing Hobby”
Spoiler Alert: If you have not read Dark Awakening or Dark Gathering, do not continue! Doing so will spoil the mind-blowing, action-packed plot twist you won’t see coming. (Okay, maybe the marketer in me is shining through, but consider yourself warned!) Continue reading “Sneak Peek at Dark Storm, Book 3 of the Dark World Trilogy.”
I work in digital marketing so I like to think I’m fairly savvy with newer technologies. Despite this, I’ve never been a guest on a podcast or created one myself. Continue reading “How Becoming an Author Taught Me Perseverance”
You have only one dry bag…don’t get carried away!
My first raft trip was pretty rough. I didn’t bring chapstick so my lips looked like cracked cement by the end of the trip. They hurt even worse. To spare you all the confusion, anxiety and yes, pain, here are some things I’ve learned to pack that come in handy when preparing for a white water adventure. Continue reading “Packing for your white-water adventure — what to bring”
Let’s face it, most authors would love to hear their book has hit the USA or New York Times Best Seller list.
But in reality, making any romance Best Seller list takes a lot of work and a bit of luck. Of course, this is assuming you have a good book that readers love.
So when Dark Awakening made the top 9% of sales in its category, Continue reading “How Dark Awakening made the top 9% in Amazon sales (in its category) without a big marketing budget”